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Bangalore, Feb 17: Information available on the web says that Infosys Technologies might face a possible class action suit in California from a law firm for allegedly not paying overtime wages to its employees who are working on H-1B visas there.

However, an Infosys spokesperson told ET, “We have read this report and are currently examining the issue. Until we do so, we are not in a position to discuss this matter.”

A class action is generally defined as a practical procedural device in litigation for determining the rights of and remedies, if any, for large numbers of people who have in common questions of law and fact.
The law firm — United Employees Law Group, PC has alleged that it is investigating claims against Infosys offices in California for allegedly not paying overtime wages to ‘immigrant computer programmers’ ie, Indians working in the US on H-1B visas.

It has further said that if a California-based employee, whether a US citizen or a foreign citizen holding a H-1B visa, works in computer software and is not paid at least $47.81 per hour or the annual salary equivalent of approximately $99,445, and works more than eight hours a day or 40 hours a week, they may be entitled to overtime wages.

The law firm has further said, “If you are an employee of Infosys in California and make less than $47.81 per hour and do not receive overtime wages, you may qualify for damage or remedies.”  


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